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Thursday, October 16, 2014


I met Ashley and Chad last January at a bridal show and just knew they were exactly the type of couple I’d love to photograph.  After meeting a few times, several drinks, and after lots of Ashley convincing Chad, we finally shot their engagement session eight months later!  It was worth the wait!  Horses play a special part in Ashley and Chad’s romance, so of course I was willing to do an extended engagement session out on a Red Lodge ranch with their horses, even though I’m actually really scared of horses!  It was fine though, I overcame my fear of horses and we made some pretty engagement artwork that they will cherish for generations.  Thank you Ashley, Chad and Aurora for showing me a great time on the ranch!  More to come soon from this Red Lodge engagement session.

As a Montana Wedding photographer based in Billings Montana, I often find myself in the most beautiful places Montana has to offer.  From Red Lodge, to Big Sky, and all the way up to the Flathead and Glacier National Park, I photograph weddings from the streams to the mountains.  My clients have one thing in common: are not satisfied with anything short of the best wedding photography that Montana has to offer.  At Paul Bellinger photography we don’t deliver anything less than heirloom quality artwork worthy of preserving your story for generations to come. www.paulbellinger.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


At Paul Bellinger photography we take printing seriously, because it’s the only medium that is guaranteed to preserve your memories for generations.  A hard drive, or CD is not a family heirloom.  Digital is dangerous.  Drives fail, technology becomes obsolete, but prints are timeless.  That’s why we’re excited to be introducing some new print products this fall!  Featured here is a luxurious wooden folio box that is handmade in Billings Montana.  There are currently only two of these boxes in existence, and future boxes will be custom designed for each client so that you will have a truly unique family heirloom.  Inside the folio box is another new product, locally made and mounted fine art prints.  Featured here are 8x12 inch fine art prints with an additional half inch white border, mounted on rigid foam core.  The fine art print is glare free and has a texture that you will absolutely love to hold in your hand.  These types of prints are great for bridal, glamour and boudoir portraits.

This particular print is especially beautiful because it’s one of my amazing brides, Kristen!  More from that photo shoot will be coming soon.  As a Montana wedding photographer I specialize in photographing women, including bridal portraits, glamour portraits, and boudoir portraits.  I have a full service portrait studio in downtown Billings Montana.  www.paulbellinger.com

Monday, October 13, 2014


Katie and I had a ton of fun this summer in the studio!  While everyone else was sweating it out in the heat, we were shooting in the comfort of the studio.  Oh it is sweet to have a real portrait studio in downtown Billings Montana.  This is a fashion portrait from our shoot for Marcasa clothing.  I think this is Katie’s edgiest and most mature look to date, so it will be a needed addition to her model portfolio and she’ll be ready to give modeling her full attention soon.  All wardrobe and styling by Marcasa Clothing, with hair and makeup by Sydney Ross.  I always knew that Marcasa has awesome clothes, but never realized they have such a large selection of jewelry too.

I am Billings Montana portrait photographer Paul Bellinger.  I specialize in making modern, stylish portraits that never go out of fashion.  Look no further for the most exclusive portrait experience in Billings Montana.  www.paulbellinger.com

Monday, October 6, 2014


This Montana wedding photographer has been busy!  The summer is crazy for a wedding photographer in Montana, where everyone is trying to get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.  If you’ve been following along with @PJBellinger on Instagram then you know we did our fair share of destination travel this summer for our wedding clients.  It’s an honor that my clients take me to the places that are special to them, and I don’t take it for granted.  I put everything I’ve got into every one of my shoots so that every one is my absolute best effort and I can deliver artwork that is equally special in return.  So without further ado, here are a few of our favorite destinations from Summer 2014:

Top row: Two Medicine Lake at Glacier National Park, Montana; Sears Tower, Chicago Illinois; Emerald Lake, West Rosebud Montana.

Middle row: Sunset, Northwest Coast, Maui Hawaii; Kaanapali Beach Club, Maui Hawaii; Colorful flows, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

Bottom row: Sunset over Spanish Peaks, Big Sky Montana; Dusk at Wildflower Gardens, Red Lodge Montana; Seattle Skyline, Seattle Washington.

Wow!  We had an epic summer and hope you did too!  Follow @PJBellinger on Instagram to see a lot more of our summer adventures and everything else we’ve been up to!

Montana wedding photographer for any wedding destination, www.paulbellinger.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


We were blessed with beautiful light for this awesome engagement session in Billings Montana.  It was a pleasure to finally meet Ben after Melissa and I have been making wedding plans without him!  I could tell right away that Ben stole Melissa’s heart with his humor and charm.  She couldn’t stop smiling around him!  And he was cracking us all up!  Melissa and Ben could have chose any location in the world for their engagement photos, but the place that was the most special for them, was right on their own property in Billings.  I love photographing in the places that are special for my clients!  Melissa has been very patiently waiting for all of our schedules to line up for this shoot, and mother nature rewarded that patience with a beautiful sunset.  Thank you Melissa and Ben, it is my honor to be your wedding photographer!

At Paul Bellinger Photography we specialize in dramatic fine art wedding photography that is as epic as your love story.  We photograph all types of weddings, large and small, from the beaches to the mountains and every destination in between.  We would be honored to photograph your wedding.  www.paulbellinger.com

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Kristen and Jake have an epic love and they are two of my favorite people, so we had to go big with their wedding photos!  On the wedding day we took full advantage of the lake at Wildflower Gardens and the uniquely Red Lodge Montana view in the background.  Two days later we went even bigger, as in nearly 11,000 feet high up on the Beartooth Highway and made some beautiful wedding artwork.  It was a fun filled day, but we did have to go to battle with some massive mountain mosquitos on the other side of the Beartooth Pass that sent us scurrying back up to higher elevation.  In the end, we had the last laugh and were blessed with a stunning sunset on top of the world.  All told, Kristen and Jake had an amazing wedding week in Red Lodge Montana that was a fitting start to the next chapter of their epic romance!  I’m grateful for the honor of being able to add some of my artwork to their story.

Stay tuned to the blog for more from this Red Lodge Montana wedding at Wildflower Gardens: http://blog.paulbellinger.com

At Paul Bellinger Photography we specialize in dramatic fine art wedding photography that is as epic as your love story.  We photograph all types of weddings, large and small, from the beaches to the mountains and every destination in between.  We would be honored to photograph your wedding.  www.paulbellinger.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


I love my wedding clients and I will go anywhere and do anything to make the most beautiful artwork I can for them!  Kalli and Bridger don’t get to spend too much time together right now while Bridger is back East for his Navy duties, so the best time for us to shoot their engagement session was during their family vacation to Maui!  Of course we made it happen!  This is exactly why I include worldwide travel in my most popular wedding collection, so that we can go someplace special and make something special.  There’s more coming from this Maui engagement session soon, but for now enjoy this sneak peek inside of the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach Club.

I am Montana wedding photographer Paul Bellinger and I photographer weddings of all shapes and sizes, from the beaches to the mountaintops and every wedding destination in between.  It would be my honor to photograph your wedding.  www.paulbellinger.com

Thursday, July 31, 2014


The hits just keep coming from Katie’s fashion shoot for Marcasa Clothing with hair and makeup from Sydney Ross.  You’ve seen the white background shots, but here’s the first series on the black background, in each of the three looks Katie wore for Marcasa.  I love the look of the black background, it’s so much more serious and sultry than white.  But of course, Katie makes any photo, any wardrobe, and any hair and makeup look good.
Tips for photographers: These three senior portraits were all lit with window light to the camera right and one 4x8’ white reflector to the camera left.  I love the catch lights in her eyes created by the window light and the overall soft light from these two large light sources.  Having a nice window light like this in the studio enables us to get multiple looks from one outfit very quickly.  In this case we shot the white background with studio lights then the black background with natural light for each outfit.  Studio portraits are getting kind of rare these days for senior photos, but they certainly add a nice fashion look that fashion forward seniors love.

Senior portrait photographer Paul Bellinger specializes in modern, stylish portraits that will make any senior feel like a fashion model for day.  Experience professional hair and makeup, professional styling, and two hours with Paul in the studio and at any badass location you’d like in Montana.  Seniors from all over Montana come to Paul Bellinger Photography in Billings Montana for a unique fashion look that is not available anywhere else in Montana.  www.seniors.paulbellinger.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Congratulations to Anne and Brian on a beautiful and fun wedding in Big Sky Montana!  All of their friends and family were raving about the venues, with the wedding at Soldier’s Chapel with Lone Peak towering in the background, and reception at Moonlight Lodge up on the mountain.  Thank you to Anne and Brian, and all of their friends and family that made this a very special wedding.

Thanks for reading the blog of Montana wedding photographer Paul Bellinger!  I shoot weddings of all shapes and sizes at any wedding destination from the beaches to the mountain tops!  I am passionate about photography and it would be my honor to be your wedding photographer.  See more at www.paulbellinger.com

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Congratulations to Sam and Ryan!  It was my honor to photograph their intimate wedding at their family cabin on Rock Creek outside of Red Lodge Montana.  It was a stunning Montana setting in the woods right next to the churning white water of Rock Creek.  Here’s a quick peak at a few of my favorites.  The first look was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve ever witnessed as a photographer and of course I love when the father of the bride gives his little girl one last big hug.  Stay tuned for more to come from this beautiful Montana wedding soon!
I am Montana wedding photographer Paul Bellinger.  I specialize in dramatic, fine art wedding photography.  My photography studio is located in Billings Montana and I shoot weddings of all of shapes and sizes at any wedding destination from the beaches to the mountains.  It would be my honor to photograph your wedding.  www.paulbellinger.com